During the late 1800s, because the South had been decimated by the end of the Civil War, .the Reconstruction Period was initiated to aid the South’s recovery. Although the Civil War did abolish slavery and unify the North and the South, the war not resolve racial prejudice, the South’s damage, and the African Americans’ economic instability. The Reconstruction Period was initiated in order to prevent economic instability and the structural ruin, because since slavery was abolished, and the South was completely dependent on slaves, therefore slaves could not work for the South to maintain the economy, and slaves also could not fix up the damages done to the structures done to the South during the war. By starting the Freedmen’s Bureau and passing
When Abraham Lincoln became President there was a fear from the southerners that the southern way of life would end. The southerners thought that if the western territories became free states that the Republicans would change the Constitution and make slavery in all areas outlawed and many thought that they would leave the Union before this inflicted upon them. The southerners held back from the division until 1860 when Lincoln became President. In history it is known that South Carolina was the first state that began the secession. “On December 20, 1860, a state convention repealed South Carolina’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution and voted to withdraw from the Union.
Jefferson Davis altered when he became the President of the Confederate States of America because he was the one who led the rebellion to a very brutal war in American history. He also was the one who started the war because he could have ordered the confederate troops to not fire on Fort Sumter, but he lets the soldiers fire on it and is the cause of the war and leads to many American deaths. He could have saved a lot of American lives by making a treaty, but that obviously did not happen.
The Embargo has trigger a serious Economic Depression and not much can save us right now. Jefferson wanted to avoid war, and in a desperate attempt he got the Congress to pass The Embargo Act. Jefferson had a different idea about then everyone else did, he believed that everyone would allow the Embargo Act to carry on out of patriotism. From the 30,000 sailors
The Radical Republicans disapproved the Ten Percent Plan. The 1864 Wade-Davis Bill was much more harsher than the Ten Percent Plan because it laid out more sets of requirements for the Confederate sates to reenter the Union. It stated that 50% of the state’s voting population must swear loyalty to the nation, the state would have to abolish slavery, and all the Confederate officials are banned from serving in the new state government. Lincoln disapproved the bill and pocket-vetoed
Predicting someone 's fate is nearly impossible. However, I think history would have had a different outcome had Lincoln not been assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. For instance, he would have been able to see that The Reconstruction had been followed through like he wanted it to, and the freed slaves would have been treated fairly. He was willing to help a nation which had been ripped apart to heal. But that was not the outcome, due to the untimely demised of President Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Vice President who was sworn in shortly after the death of President Lincoln.
In fact, due to the Constitution’s lack of addressing the Indian situation the U.S. was forced to fight and win the Battle of Fallen Timbers which led to the Treaty of Greenville in 1795. In the treaty, American Indian tribes ceded most of Ohio and Indiana to the United States in exchange for yearly grants of federal money- which only subjugated the tribes further as they are now dependent on the Federal Government. This does not promote social happiness. The Constitution also left the decision of citizenship of African Americans up to the states altogether giving up on the issue of slavery. Those African Americans that were fortunate enough to be free were in a totally different realm than those of the slaves.
Confederate History verses The People A big issue in today’s United States is removing Confederate history from the public due to the rise of killings involving race groups. Some will argue that doing away with Confederate history will some solve all problems; others argue that erasing Confederate history will not solve anything. The Solution to whether or not to erase Confederate history is to see if American’s history is better off with it or not. People that defend keeping the Confederate history backs it up by connecting American and Confederate history together with four facts the Article of Confederation, Presidents of the United States, the Reformation, and the Secession Treaty. Once the United State became whole after the Civil War,
White people were getting worried that African-Americans would overthrow the government because of their rapid growth in population. Soon after, the Alabama government dictated that only the votes of white people would count. After that happened many African-Americans rioted against the government and white owned businesses. When that happened a man named Professor Gomillion filed suit against the mayor and other high officials saying it was against the 14th Amendment. When the suit reached Judge Frank Johnson he dismissed the case saying the state had the rights to draw a boundary of what he could accept, but after he dismissed the case it had reached the Court of Appeals and the ruling was upheld.
The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to ban slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. When Lincoln won election in 1860 as the first Republican president, as he promised to keep slavery out of territories, 7 slave states in the South seceded and formed a new nation since they feared Northerners becoming more powerful under Lincoln; instead, they chose Jefferson Davis as their own President. One of the major causes that led the Americans into the Civil War was caused by slavery. While both Northerners and Southerners believed they fought against despotism and persecution, Northerners focused on the oppression
Intelligence information has been integrated and used when preparing for battle for centuries. Depending on the accuracy of the information and how the information is used, it can lead to a victory or a battle of defeat. The decisions made by the commander during The Battle of Wabash significantly affected the outcome due to the commander ignoring reported intelligence of value. No other battle was more devastating for the United States Army in terms of the casualty to combat strength than The Battle of Wabash. Major General Arthur St. Clair was the commanding officer ultimately responsible for the overall casualty rate of 97.4 percent (Hickman, 2016).
Wanted to abolish slavery, decreases the economy difference in the southern farms and better state and equal rights. The North stopped slavery way before the war. They thought it was evil and inhuman. On the other hand the south other wise known as the confederates. The south wanted to keep slaves.
If the South was defeated, he hoped ending slavery would be the end of the conflict. Before the Thirteenth Amendment was passed, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which set millions of slaves free, although many had to serve in the Army. Lincoln feared that congress would cancel the Emancipation Proclamation, so he decided to propose the Thirteenth Amendment, which was a more stable result (https://prezi.com/fiots83awse4/the-13th-amendment/). Liberals supported the ending of slavery, while Conservatives opposed the ending of slavery. Liberals supported giving citizenship to slaves that had been freed, while Conservatives opposed giving citizenship to freed slaves.
Due to the Missouri Compromise, new states in the North were automatically free states. The Northerns started to hate slavery and wanted to push other states to become free states. The South could not let this happen because their economy depending on slavery. Since the slave masters did not have to pay their workers, everything they sold was 100% profit to the South. If slavery was abolished, they’d have to find other ways to farm their plantations and would undoubtedly make less money.
The Radical Republicans opposed Lincoln 's plan, as they thought it too lenient toward the South. Radical Republicans believed that Lincoln 's plan for Reconstruction was not harsh enough because, from their point of view, the South was guilty of starting the war and the South deserved to be punished for starting the war. Radical Republicans hoped to control the Reconstruction process, transform southern society, disband the planter aristocracy, redistribute land, develop industry, and guarantee civil liberties for former slaves. Although the Radical Republicans were the minority party in Congress, they managed to sway many moderates in the postwar years and came to dominate Congress in later sessions. In the summer of 1864, the Radical Republicans passed a new bill to counter the plan, known as the Wade–Davis Bill.